IAN Taylor has again come up short in his latest attempt to defeat Nick Craig (SCOTT Racing).

The Shibden Cycling Club member, from Austwick, near Settle, finished second behind the virtually unbeatable Craig in the last round of the National Trophy Series at Gravesend on Saturday.

Craig won the men’s 50 veterans’ race in 40min 54.8sec, to add to his four previous Trophy triumphs this season, with former Skipton and Cononley resident Taylor second 38 seconds behind, with Pete Middleton (www.Zepnat.com RT) third almost a minute further back.

Taylor’s next opportunity comes in the National Championships this weekend at Milnthorpe in Cumbria.

Settle College student Matilda McKibben (Shibden Cycling Club) from Skipton was tenth in the female junior race on Sunday at Gravesend, clocking 39min 21sec.